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In "Riddle and Mystery," a Tapestry of Faith program
Participants present a televised WCUU segment involving eight On-Air People—Anchor, a NUUs Analyst, Lost Soul, Little Kid, Sixth Grade Kid, Teen Kid, Adult, and UU Guru. The Studio Crew might include a director, a floor director, a camera operator, a sound engineer, a lighting director, a script supervisor, and production assistants.
Assign roles, using volunteers for On-Air People and Studio Crew. You might invite the Kid for the Day to be the Anchor or the NUUs Analyst. If you do not have enough youth for all the On-Air people, ask some youth to play more than one part.
Give participants who will follow the script a moment to look it over. Review the script with the youth if any may have limited reading skills.
Tell the group when the show should end to keep the session on schedule; assign a Studio Crew member (director or floor director) to watch the time.
Begin the broadcast.
After the broadcast, ask participants how it went. Ask them to summarize how typical UUs respond to today’s Big Question: How am I connected to everything else? Do they think non-UU viewers would understand Unitarian Universalism better after seeing the broadcast? Did the broadcast give your participants any new ideas about their connection to everything else? Point out that in a positive sense, every UU is like the character Lost Soul; UUs typically seek truth and answers by visiting a number of different Sources.
Arrange your WCUU activity with respect for any participant limitations. If some youth have limited reading skills, review the script in advance of its use, with them or perhaps the whole group. If some youth must remain seated during the broadcast, consider having all remain seated.
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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